Author Archives: Erin Hopkin

About Erin Hopkin

I am a graduate of Carleton University with a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, with a specialization in International Studies (yes that may be the longest undergraduate degree title ever). Essentially it means I was trained to work in international policy making for the government – but that is not where I ended up. I actually work writing proposals and winning lots of business for a facility project management firm. I have always been a reader; however, my book choices have changed over the years. In university I read a lot of fantasy or books with happy endings because I was studying political science and international relations – often there are no happy resolutions to those conflicts. I now read more contemporary fiction novels with some classics, non-fiction, political and YA (a guilty pleasure) thrown in. I was drawn to the Unputdownable Book Club by my love of reading, wine and food and I am never disappointed!

Little Free Libraries!

I was walking with my husband and one-year-old through our neighbourhood a few days ago, when we went down a street I had not taken before. Knowing how much I love reading and books, my husband pointed this out to … Continue reading

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Book review – The Martian by Andy Weir

I’m pretty much f*#@ed. That’s my considered opinion. F*#@ed. Has a better opening ever been written for a book? Not that I have read! The Martian is the debut novel from author Andy Weir. It follows the fictional American astronaut, … Continue reading

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Erin’s Favourite Books in 2014

It is mid-March now, so I know this is a little late, but I did not want to ruin Julia’s and my tradition to share our favourite books from the previous year. This is our third year in a row, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – Favorite Childhood Books

As an avid reader, one of the side effects of having a baby is reliving your own childhood reading experiences. At least for me it has been! I was in a used book store the other day and spent $25 … Continue reading

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Erin’s 2014 reading challenge

As many of you know I had a very ambitious reading challenge in 2013. I challenged myself to read 45 books (having read 49 the year before) including the 12 book club books and 25 specific books that I already … Continue reading

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Erin’s Favourite Books of 2013

It’s that time of year again… time to review the books I read in 2013 and choose my favourites!  Started last year, Julia and I have decided to turn our “Favourite Book of…” posts into an annual tradition. In January … Continue reading

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Erin’s 2013 reading challenge – the final chapter

So it’s December.  There are many great things about this month – Christmas parties, presents, trees, family, friends, baked goods, snow! – however it also means the last few weeks of my 2013 Reading Challenge. Those of you who have … Continue reading

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Book review – Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

I love memoirs. Anyone who read this post about my favorite memoirs knows about my love of peeking into the life of someone I don’t know who has an interesting story to tell. So this led me to Orange is the … Continue reading

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Erin’s 2013 reading challenge – quarterly update

Fall. My favorite season – I love the changing trees, the fresh smelling air, the cooler mornings and pleasant days, Thanksgiving, Halloween (I am a candy fiend), crunchy leaves… I could go on.  It’s also the beginning of fireplace season, … Continue reading

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Pregnant! … and reading?

Big news in the “Unputdownable” Book Club: there is at least one pregnancy – MINE! (…and there may be more! But those are not my secrets to tell!).  I am 14 weeks pregnant, due March 21, 2014. So why, you … Continue reading

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